Oversight

  • cloud playbook

    DOD CIO says there can't be one cloud to rule them all

    Dana Deasy told Congress at a FITARA hearing that when it comes to cloud, "there is no such thing as one solution." 05/25/2018

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    Trump can't block Twitter critics, judge rules

    A federal judge took the side of First Amendment advocates and blocked social media users in a ruling that sets limits on what public officials can do to curate their Twitter accounts. 05/23/2018

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    CIOs push back on FITARA scores

    Officials at two agencies with low Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act grades pushed back on their scores and outlined their future modernization plans before a House panel. 05/23/2018

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    What has DHS learned from phases 1 and 2 of CDM?

    Halfway through a four-phase implementation, feds running the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program want to retool the process to ensure the back half runs smoother than the front half did. 05/22/2018

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    Vacancies Act rules won't hold up Wilkie nomination

    The leaders of the Senate committee who will hold the confirmation hearing for Robert Wilkie to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs said they didn't expect the nominee's status as acting head of department to be a problem. 05/22/2018

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    Questions remain on Energy's cyber shop

    There is bipartisan support to fund the Energy Department's new cybersecurity office, some on Capitol Hill want more tangibles. 05/22/2018

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    FITARA grades continue their slide

    More agencies' grades dropped on the sixth Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act scorecard. 05/22/2018

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    Senate Dems push administration on Census director

    The Census Bureau has been without a confirmed director for almost a year, and 21 Senate Democrats are urging Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to put forward a qualified candidate. 05/18/2018

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    Bill to preserve ZTE sanctions clears committee

    An amendment designed to block Trump's proposed rollback of sanctions against Chinese telecom firm ZTE passed its first legislative hurdle. 05/18/2018

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    House panel looks at ditching the SSN

    In light of multiple large-scale data breaches in recent years, some on Capitol Hill are looking at accelerating the move away from widespread reliance on social security numbers in government systems. 05/17/2018

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    Administration officials defend planned cuts to workforce benefits

    A House panel wanted details on how Trump administration plans to attract a high quality workforce while pushing legislative proposals aimed at cutting benefits. 05/17/2018

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    Hill Dems want VA's acting CIO out

    A group of lawmakers, led by the senior members of the House and Senate committees that oversee the Department of Veterans Affairs, are worried about the agency's new acting CIO and the slow pace of senior tech hires. 05/16/2018

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